Ashley Judd – Famous Actress and Activist – Biography, Early Life and Net Worth

Ashley Judd Networth- Ashley Judd Is An Famous American Actress, We Discuss Ashley Judd Like Age, Birth, Personal Life, And Others.

Ashley Judd is an American actress and political activist. Born in California on April 19, 1968. She has starred in a number of films including “Ruby in Paradise”, “Double Jeopardy”, and “Where the Heart Is”, and starred for more than 3 decades now. She is also well known for her political activism including advocating for reproductive rights, gender equality, and LGBTQ rights. She is also a passionate advocate for women’s rights and social justice.

Here is our complete effort to let you know everything about Ashley Judd’s biography – her career, early life, net worth, and achievements.

Ashley Judd Biography

Ashley Judd’s Family and Early Life

Born in 1968 in Granada Hills, Los Angeles (US), Ashley Judd hails from a well-to-do family. Her mother is Naomi Judd, who recently died in April 2022, and was also a famous American singer, speaker, and actress. Reports claim that she was suffering from mental health issues and died from a gunshot wound.

Her father is Michael Ciminella, who was a businessman and marketing analyst/consultant for the racing industry. He is also well known as a celebrity husband (Naomi Judd), with whom he was married for 8 years. Ashley also has an elder sister; Wynonna Judd is also a famous television personality and a country singer, like her mom.

Full Name/ Real NameAshley Tyler Ciminella
Birth DateApril 19, 1968
Birth PlaceGranada Hills, California
Present Age54 Years
ParentsMother – Naomi Judd Father – Michael Ciminella
SiblingsHalf-sister – Wynonna Judd
SpouseDario Marino Franchitti( 2001 – 2013)
ChildrenNo children
NationalityAmerican
Zodiac SignAries
SchoolingSayre School, Kentucky and Franklin High School.
GraduationUniversity of Kentucky ( BA – 2007) Harvard University ( MPA – 2010) 
OccupationActress, Social Activist,
Years active in Films1991 to Present
Marriage StatusSeparated
Residence locationKentucky
  Honors1. Kentucky Colonel 2. Doctor of Humane Letters, Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky 3. Time Person of the Year – 2017
Other InterestsSports, martial arts, kickboxing, judo

Ashley’s announced her relationship with Dario Franchitti in 1999, who was a racing driver. And they both tied knots in 2001, lived a happy life together until 2013, then they separated. They don’t have any children as Ashley is an antinatalist.

Ashley Judd’s Early life and Education:

Post-divorce, Ashley’s mother took her to Kentucky (their native place) in 1972 where she grew up and completed her schooling. She went to twelve schools before college in Tennessee, Lexington, and Ashland – including the Sayre School in Lexington, Kentucky, and Franklin High School in Tennessee. 

She also tried modeling, in between her school breaks. She studied at the University of Kentucky, where she majored in French and minored in anthropology, art history, drama, and women’s studies.

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She attended the University of Kentucky’s honors program and was nominated to the Phi Beta Kappa. Unfortunately, she didn’t graduate with her class as she left university early, driving across the country on a path of pursuing her career in Hollywood. She worked as a waitress at “The Ivy” restaurant at this time.

Ashley Judd’s career as a famous American actress:

Judd made her acting debut on television in two episodes of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. She played Reed, Alex’s (Swoosie Kurtz) daughter, in the NBC drama Sisters from 1991 until 1994. She starred in Ruby in Paradise, an independent film released in 1993, and made her feature film debut in 1992’s Kuffs.

For both films, she garnered favorable reviews. She received more favorable reviews for her performances in the 1995 films Smoke and Heat. Ashley was able to secure a great reputation and success as a well-known actress by the end of the 1990s. Thanks to her leading roles in a number of successful thrillers that hit the box office.

List of Ashley Judd’s films, Series, and documentaries:

Ashley acted in more than 40 films, Series, and documentaries. Some of her rated ranking works are as below.

TitleCategoryYear Released
Double JeopardyFilm1999
HeatFilm1995
HelenFilm2009
Come Early MorningFilm2006
Kiss The GirlsFilm1997
Eye of The BeholderFilm1999
A Time To KillFilm1996
SmokeFilm1995
Ruby In ParadiseFilm1993
Good KidsFilm2016
Star Trek: The Next GenerationSeries1991
SistersSeries1991 – 1994
MissingSeries2012
Berlin StationSeries2017 – 2019
Naomi Judd: A River of Time CelebrationSeries2022
India’s Hidden PlagueDocumentary2007
Love is a VerbDocumentary2014

Ashley Judd’s Net Worth and other sources:

Ashley Judd’s net worth is approx $14 million. Her main source of income is her salary from films and Brand endorsements. Another asset of Ashley is her home in Kentucky, which she purchased in 2013 worth $120,000.

Earnings report from a few of her hit films:

Film NameReleased YearEarnings
Someone Like You2001$4,000,000
Eye of the Beholder1999$1,000,000
 Kiss the Girls1997$450,000

Ashley Judd’s and her Political and Humanitarian works:

Judd is involved in both political and humanitarian concerns. She was chosen as the global ambassador for YouthAIDS, a PSI (Population Services International) initiative to prevent and treat AIDS via education and prevention. For her involvement with PSI, Judd received the fourth annual USA Today Hollywood Hero award on November 10, 2009.

Over the years, Ashley has been a vocal political figure. While consistently endorsing establishment democrats like Barack Obama, she also has condemned republican leaders like Sarah Palin. She said in 2013 that she would run for Senate elections. Later she backed out.

She also proudly identifies as a feminist and has attended numerous Women’s Marches and other gatherings throughout the years. She has been engaged in humanitarian work that emphasizes gender equality as well as the rights and sexual and reproductive health of women and girls for more than ten years.

Some of her works where she supported Charities are,

  • Equality now
  • Apne Aap Women Worldwide
  • Committee for Children
  • Eracism Foundation
  • Five and Alive
  • Malaria no more
  • Defenders of wildlife
  • Creative Coalition

Ashley Judd is vocal about Sexual Harassment in the industry:

Ashley is always outspoken about women issues and sexual harassments in the society. She claimed in 2015 that she has been harassed by a famous person during her film Kiss The Girls. But she didn’t reveal the name then.

Later in 2017, she claimed that it was Harvey Weinstein who harassed her during film Kiss the Girls. In 2018 Ashley filed Harassment and defamation case against Harvey Weinstein as her tried to spread rumors and hurt her career as she rejected sexual advances.

Awards and Nominations for her work in films:

She has been nominated for different categories like most Best lead female, Best Actress, Favorite actress, Most promising actress and many for more than 14 times. And won thrice for her films “Ruby in Paradise” and “Double Jeopardy”.

Film NominatedAward WonCategory
Ruby in ParadiseChicago Film Critics Association AwardMost Promising Actress
Ruby in ParadiseIndependent Spirit AwardBest Lead Female
Double JeopardyBlockbuster Entertainment AwardFavorite Actress – Suspense

Not just as an actress, Ashley Judd also gained lot of fame as an active socialist and humanitarian. Worked for many charity trusts and supported disadvantaged always. This is all about Ashley Judd, her family, and her net worth.

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